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Hotel Ilkay - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Hudavendigar Street No: 44-46 Eminonu - Istanbul

Price starting from 54.00
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Free breakfast and 24-hour room service are just a few of the amenities on offer at this family-friendly Sirkeci (Istanbul) hotel, so what are you waiting for? Book a room at Hotel Ilkay and benefit from its ideal location near a train station.

Your 3 star Sirkeci hotel in Istanbul offers free Wi-Fi, gift shops/newsstands and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests can also enjoy drinks as there is a bar/lounge.

Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. A safe is available at reception. Other amenities include an elevator (lift) and concierge services.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 70 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This hotel is very nice, friendly and is perfect situated in the city.

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Breakfast at Hotel Ilkay

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Ilkay

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Gift shop
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: EUR 80
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 80

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Ilkay is also known as

Hotel Ilkay
Ilkay Hotel

7.9

Clean

8.2

Location

7.1

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

7.8

Service

Hotel Ilkay reviews

7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Romania

Very friendly staff. We book for a simple room and when they see that we have an infant with us they give us an suite at same price. The area was a little beat noisy but you are very close of some main attraction.

3.0
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Bahrain

Having seen excellent reports on various websites, we were dismayed when we arrived in Istanbul to find the hotel was in a poor state of repair. The staff were very welcoming, but the decor was dated and in places threadbare, which enhanced the feeling that the room was not clean. We found far better accomodation within walking distance for only three Euros more per night. The staff were let down by the premises, which fell short of the expectations set.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Uruguay

Excelente hotel. Lo mas destacado, la atención de sus empleados, siempre dispuestos a brindar solución con amabilidad y profesionalismo. Las habitaciones y el baño son limpias y con buen espacio. El desayuno correcto y su ubicación muy apropiada. Sin duda me alojaré en este hotel cuando regrese a Estambul.

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Very friendly atmosphere.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Funny surroundings, excellent breakfast. Tiny breakfast room, did not accommodate all guests. Friendly service.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

The staff is really kind and helpful. The hotel looks new, clean and comfortable. With breakfast and internet. It's located near Nevsky street and you can do everything walking. Totally recommended!

6.3 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We stayed one night on our way to a cruise ship. The hotel is located on a winding street in the old town, lots of touristy shops - and friendly places to buy something for a quick supper. The building seems to have been under renovation - the hallways, stairs and breakfast room were very nice - but this renovation had not yet reached the little room we were assigned. It had bad cracks in the walls and showed signs of serious wear. However the beds were comfortable, the staff helpful (we left our suitcases the next morning while we wandered the city), and the breakfast spectacular! It does have an elevator - nice.

6.1 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

Hotel position is good, close to tourist sites, taxi station and tram stations. Rooms are big and breakfast good. The aircon did not work and in spite of several requests to fix, was not. As a result we had to sleep with the windows open and it was very noisy. The wifi internet does not work in the rooms, despite claims on website. No visitors in rooms are allowed. Hotel needs a renovation, furniture and linen is a bit old. Bathroom is old but clean. Area around hotel is great, nice restaurants etc.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Argentina

Muy bien ubicado, cerca de los principales sitios a visitar, se puede ir a todos caminando. Las habitaciones son amplias, limpias, correctas.El personal muy amigable y colaborador

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Everything about Hotel Ilkay,from the room,staff and service was excellent.I was fortunate to have been upgraded to the Hotel Konak for my 1st.2 nights stay in Istanbul.Everything at the Konak was superior.After reading the restaurant's menus,I was tempted to have my dinners there.Unfortunately for personal health reasons I was not able to but will definitely recommend the restaurant (and hotels} to "foodie" friends who visit Istanbul.At check out at both hotels, the bellboys were especially nice-one asking if I had breakfast and the other asking about my stay in Turkey.I told him about visiting Cappodocia and how much I enjoyed Istanbul.He kindly gave me a copy of Rick Steven's Istanbul and made sure the taxi driver would take me to the correct terminal at Atatuck

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Excellent location, near the famous buildings and near the boats. Very friendly staff. Good price. The breakfast is also very good.

6.0 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

not the best place to stay in istanbul, but a reasonable price/quality choice...

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Not bad location, kinda hard to find. Very helpful staff, one even guided us to the travel agent just down the street. Nice breakfast buffet.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent location near all the key sites in Sultanhament. Staff were extremely helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is within walking distance of the major sights in Istanbul. Excellent value for money. The service and willingness to please is second to none. The tramway runs outside the hotel, very handy.

7.1 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

We stayed there for the first time. Generally speaking, positive experience. Except: smell of fried food in the bathroom and a bit of noise at night from other rooms.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

My reservation of a non-smoking room was confirmed on the web site, but it was not available when I arrived. The room I got was noisy, not very clean, and old. The water from bath tap was rusty. But the second day they gave me a non-smoking room, and that was so much better. It smells good, clean, and comfortable. The staff was friendly, willing to help, and polite. I was also amazed at the good quality and variety that their buffet breakfast provided.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Habitacion pequeña pero todo muy limpio. Perfectamente situado, a 5 min caminando del bran bazar y de santa sofia y mezquita azul.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

For our short stay of four nights the location was ideal, major sights, beautiful bookshops and public transport(streetcar, trains, ferry) in walking distance, polite and helpful employees, restaurants and cafés around the corner. Even for low season the quoted price on the Venere website was excellent compared to the good quality (especially the breakfast buffet and heating!). An advice: the announced free transport from the airport is only available if you do your room-booking directly on the hotel website and NOT via Venere and it is only valid for the Atatürk airport. All in all: the Ilkay Hotel can be highly recommended!

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was moved to Hotel Orient Express a few metres down the road from Ilkay. I had a terrific stay there and really enjoyed myself. The staff were excellent, really polite and helpful. Thanks again!

7.9 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Malta

The only problem is that if you are situated in a room adjacent to the street since the windows are not double glazed you can hear all night and day the sound of trams and other public vehicles. Otherwise its a great hotel with good staff and fabulous breakfast.

7.5 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The Ilkay is in the town center and near to the most important monuments. If offers good rates, clean rooms and a huge morning buffet. We only complain about the service. A stupid example? At breakfast we asked for a cup of hot milk... it seemed we asked for Lobsters! We were able to get it only the fourth and last day, may be because we were seated near the hotel manager... Another example? We arrived late at night and there was no water nor telephone in the room. We had the water in about 15 minutes and the telephone ... never. Thus, each time we had to ask for something we had to go down at the desk. Most important: among other reasons we chosed the hotel for the fact that they were offering a free lift from or to the Airport, for those staying 3 nights or more. Well, it was untrue! When we claimed for it, they said the promotion was only valid for those reserving through their own web site! When we showed them the venere.com page stating the promise they simply said "oh sorry, it's a mistake!" . However, the mistake is still there, see: http://it.venere.com/hotel_istanbul/serraglio/hotel_ilkay.html?action=location At any rate: there's a shop near the hotel selling tikets for a bus service to the airport. At 4 Euro, they come and picked us up the hotel!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Turkey

The Ilkay is in the most perfect position in Istanbul.It is near the main sights and walking distance to Bazaars.Also, walking distance to all transport.We had a great time there.The staff were so helpful and couteous,helping us with phone calls etc.The breakfast choice was superb.Excellent place to stay.I can thoroughly recommend it.I have just booked another stay there already for my daughter.

7.7 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Ganz sympathisches Stadthotel direkt an einer Hauptstrasse, die aber nur fuer Taxis und Stassenbahn zugelassen ist. Zimmer nicht mehr ganz frisch, aber im Landesmassstab gut, im 1. Stock zur Straße hin etwas laut, unterm Dach im 5./6. Stock teilweise nerviger Dauerbrumm durch Trafo(?). Es gibt auch 2-Raum-Familienzimmer mit 5 Schlafgelegenheiten. Nettes Personal, zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit, auch wenn man wiederholt an sein Safe-Schliessfach will. Reichhaltiges Fruestuecksbuffet, PC mit Internetzugang im Foyer gegen geringes Entgeld. Verkehrsguenstig gelegen, 10 Minuten zu Fuss zur Hagia Sophia/Topkapi, 5 Minuten zum Sirkeci Bahnhof und Goldenen Horn (Faehranleger). Mit der Strassenbahn ist man schnell in Galata. Viele kleine Laeden, Supermarkt und div. Restaurants in unmittelbarer Nähe. Fazit: Empfehlenswert und gerne wieder!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Loved Istanbul, Hotel Iikay location etc. was every we expected.Hope to be back.

7.7 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

perfect place to stay and visit Istanbul. close to Blue Mosquee, aya Sofia etc.. i loved to stay in this street as it is crowded of shops, pubs, restaurants, kebab house...

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

Reserved this hotel via Venere,well satisfied what I expected especially room rate, breakfast and location.Desk reception is helpful and friendly.Hotel is within walking range from Topkapi Palace, Sultanamet,Grand Bazaar and tram station. A shuttle van to airport ticket can be purchased at a shop opposite of the hotel, only 4 Eu one way and very punctual. Will stay at Ilkay (pronounce: Ill-kine)again next time.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff at Ilkay are true professionals. They are helpful, honest, and friendly. The rooms are clean and large in size. The hotel is within walking distance of all sights. For the price, this is the best hotel you can get in Istanbul. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay in it again when I go back to Istanbul. I thank every one at hotel Ilkay for their kindness, professionalism and cleanliness that all helped my trip to Turkey become a wonderful experience.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Una soluzione eccellente per un soggiorno ad Istanbul, camere spaziose e pulite (peccato non vi sia il frigobar), colazione abbondante e ottima posizione.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great helpfull english speaking staff always willing to help and advise. Very good breakfast with a high level of hygien, hotel clean throughout with large rooms. Excellent value for money.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location to visit old Istanbul, staff very good andhelpful

6.7 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Un assez bon rapport qualité prix. Bien placé, chambres spacieuses, petit-déjeuner copieux. Le personnel ne parle pas français et le bagagiste réclame avec insistance de forts pourboires.

7.7 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Hotel Ilkay was a totally satisfactory hotel for the price. Nothing fancy, but the rooms were clean, the service was good, breakfast was typical Turkish fare, and the restaurant had good kebabs. Note that, as with most Turkish hotels, they'll give you an exchange rate that's about 6% less than the going rate so if your reservation is quoted in dollars or euros, it might not be a bad idea to bring some cash with you to pay -- I would have saved about 14 euros on a four day stay.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Kazakhstan

Hotel is very well located, 1 minute walk to train station; walking distance to historic places, several nice eating places around. Nice personnel, English speaking, willing to help. Our double room consists of two small rooms and this was very convenient. It is not 100% quiet because of train but this didn't disturb us too much and we didn't come to spend all day in the hotel. Breakfast was included, everything fresh. Free shuttle from airport is provided. Very good for this price. Will stay again.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

I chose this hotel from Venere after checking the reviews of other travellers that stayed there. It's exactly as the reviews said. Very good location, very good quality vs price.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

the hotel is extremely well situated near all the main points to see and which is the most important was near the tram. The best is that the tram goes to the metro and then to the airport. excellent. The breakfast is included and was very good with everything fresh

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Perfect location to see Istanbul. Blue Mosque, Haggia Sophia, Topkapi Palace were within 10 minutes walk. Orient Express Station was just behind the hotel as were the boats to go up the Bosphoras. Breakfast was substantial in a large clean room. A very nice stay here.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Slovenia

The only unplesent surprise was that the hotel is NOT accepting Amex card, as stated on your page!!!! Other thing that you have to take care of is to pay upon arival and ask for the bill, since the prices change during your stay, and if you don't get the bill you may be asked to pay again (the prices for double room vary between 45-250 EUR)!

4.4 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

My room stank - I couldn't use my own bathroom!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

6.9 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

7.7 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

7.9 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

6.9 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Poland

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Uruguay

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

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Room Details

Hotel Ilkay offers 60 guest rooms for your family-friendly holiday. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Sirkeci area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Rooms also include air conditioning and free bottled water.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Ilkay

Cagaloglu Hamami - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Eminonu Pier - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Sogukcesme Sokagi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Topkapi Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
New Mosque - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Hagia Irene - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Gulhane Park - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The Million Stone - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
German Fountain - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Spice Bazaar - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Ilkay is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Ilkay

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport